Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund has explained that the reason Ninjas in Pyjamas will not attend the fourth season of SLTV StarSeries is because he will have to go under the knife in December.
The Swedish team surprisingly announced on Thursday that they would skip the $15,000 league, whose LAN finals are scheduled for December 20th-23rd in Kiev, stressing that a statement explaining the decision would be released at a later time.
In his video blog on Youtube, Alesund revealed that he will undergo surgery on December 17th after suffering a ear infection back in May which has never fully healed.
As a result, he experienced around 45 per cent hearing loss in one ear, and if the problem is not treated properly, he may suffer further complications in the future, such as complete loss of hearing in one ear, complete loss of sight in one eye, and loss of smell.
NiP warming up
GeT_RiGhT has been battling an ear infection for six months now
After being operated on, the Swedish star will not be able to travel by plane for around a month, and even though he will not be able to wear a headset for up to 10 days, he will still practice with the team.
Despite the fact that NiP will skip SLTV StarSeries, it is still possible that they will be in action at NorthCon, which will take place between December 14th-15th in Germany.